Marcia graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 1995 with a Bachelors of Science in Sports Medicine/ Athletic Training. She has been practicing as an Athletic Trainer for over 13 years. After graduating from URI she worked in a Physical Therapy clinic in Providence, RI and covered Rhode Island state sporting events. She left the clinic in 1996 to work for the 1996 Olympic summer games, where she was responsible for organizing and running the medical clinic for Olympic soccer in the DC Olympic Village. During the Olympics Marcia worked with Team Physicians, Physical Therapists, Athletic Trainers, and athletes from around the world. She also worked closely with an Orthopedic Surgeon and Physical Therapist whose offices were located in DC. After the Olympics, Marcia was offered a job at their busy Physical Therapy office working along side her medical team from the Olympics. While at the PT clinic she performed many tasks including patient care, rehabilitation, setting up training protocols and guidelines for new hires and covering athletic events in the metro area.
In 1997 Marcia left DC and took a job with HEALTHSOUTH in Manchester, New Hampshire as a Staff Athletic Trainer where she remained until 2003. In this position she treated approximately 20 patients per day and was responsible for rehabilitation, return to sports testing, diet protocols and brace fitting. In addition she ran educational programs for coaches including classes in CPR and basic emergency care techniques.
From 1997-2003 Marcia was also the Head Athletic Trainer for The Phantoms of New Hampshire, a USL Division III men’s professional soccer team. She was responsible for all game coverage, injury prevention programs, acute injury care and rehabilitation, as well as bracing and taping the team. Along with professional soccer she covered college level soccer, softball and baseball at St. Anselm’s college, Colby-Sawyer College and NH College along with other local schools.
In 2004 Marcia moved back to the Northern Virginia area where she took a position working for the Training Room, Inc. in Arlington, VA as an Athletic Trainer and contract employee for Dr. Neufeld and the Anderson Orthopaedic. Her duties included custom and non- custom bracing, orthotic fitting, crutch, cane, walker training, casting and patient education.
In December of 2006, Marcia started working full time with the Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Center, and is currently the clinical coordinator and DME specialist for our office. She is responsible for custom Orthotics, custom Bracing, and DME ordering along with Employee training and clinical education.